Mental health

Mental health

For more information, please contact Samir Jeraj

This page outlines our work on mental health, which is being carried out as one of our 2013-16 project strands for the Department of Health Strategic Partners programme.

The culturally appropriate provision of mental health services is a key issue for black and minority ethnic communities, due to factors such as over-representation in secure settings and under-representation in services such as ‘talking’ or psychological therapies.

We are working on a number of mental health projects to reduce the health inequalities experienced by black and minority ethnic communities, and to facilitate better engagement between these communities, local health infrastructure and providers.  We have carried out a number of exercises, including:

  • mapping mental health interventions targeted towards black and minority ethnic communities
  • participation in a national programme of learning around barriers to access to psychological therapies
  • producing a number of briefing papers.